Thursday, December 4, 2014

Review: Under a Georgia Moon by Cindy Roland Anderson w/Giveaway

under a georgiaUnder a Georgia Moon by Cindy Roland Anderson Addie Heywood thought she was doing okay after her fiancé dumped her just weeks before their wedding, claiming he’d found someone else more compatible with his health food tastes. But when he marries the other woman three months later, Addie needs to get away. Leaving her home in Idaho, she escapes to Mitchel Creek, Georgia to visit her Aunt Janie. She just wants to spend the next two weeks enjoying her aunt’s southern cooking, not dodging the guys her aunt is determined to set her up with. Chase Nichols isn’t looking for love. His dream is to trade his computer mouse for his guitar and make it big in the country music world. If he can land a job in Nashville, he might have a shot at getting discovered. His plans get derailed when he does his neighbor a favor and picks up her niece, Addie, at the airport. Things get even more complicated when his ex-girlfriend comes back into the picture. That’s when he hatches a new plan. Since Addie wants to avoid her aunt’s matchmaking schemes, and he wants to avoid his ex-girlfriend, they’ll fool the world by pretending to date. What neither of them counts on is actually falling in love. 

My Review:
This is a new favorite of mine. You take a heartbroken girl, throw in a change of scenery, a fake romance with a sweet guy, and a whole slew of endearing characters and you have all the elements that make up my favorite type of romance.

Addie's ex-fiance is now married and she needs a change of scenery to finish healing her broken heart, and it looks like visiting her aunt in Georgia is just the answer. Aunt Janie is a busybody matchmaker, but so adorable, it's hard to be mad at her. She doesn't drive much and gets her neighbor, Chase, to pick Addie up at the airport. Being a Southern gentleman, and before they realize who they each are, he asks if he can help her out to her car. She replies, "I don't have a car. I'm hoping a man is going to pick me up." This story is full of darling, slightly embarrassing moments, such as these, that really kept me laughing and swooning.

Chase and Addie each have selfish reasons for agreeing to pretend to be boyfriend-girlfriend, but they don't count on feeling sparks of attraction. Although their time together is short, I love the natural progression--things felt realistic. Chase is such a chivalrous man and will go to great lengths at protecting a woman's honor. Addie's natural spunk comes out and they really seem to bring out the best in one another. Of course, there are conflicts to deal with, but those were handled in a very real way as well. Chase is a musician and I absolutely LOVED the song that he wrote. I adored the band members! They were funny, relentless, and the kind of guys who you want on your side. This is definitely one I'll be re-reading!

Content: no language; mild violence; mild-moderate talk of religion, but not preachy; lots of kissing. Clean!

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Praise for Under a Georgia Moon
“This is just the kind of sweet romance that I love. I thought the plot was fun and the writing well done, was paced well and kept me wanting more. Throw in some swoony moments and I was hooked.” –Kathy (Bookworm Nation)

“Often times when I read multiple books by the same author I am worried that the later books won't live up to the first one. That is NOT the case with Under a Georgia Moon. I was hooked on Cindy Anderson's writing with Fair Catch and then again with Discovering Sophie and now with this book.” –Sara Ebert

I love all of Cindy's books, but so far this one is my favorite! I just didn't want it to end. Definitely a book that I will read over again. –Dana Weaver

 Under a Georgia Moon

Cindy Roland About the Author
Hi, I'm Cindy Roland Anderson. I write clean, contemporary romance with a combination of humor, romantic tension and some pretty great kissing scenes. I'm lucky to be married to my best friend. I love being a mother and have five amazing children. Our family has expanded by adding a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and four adorable grandchildren. I'm a registered nurse and work in the newborn intensive care unit. I love to read, almost as much as I love writing. And I love chocolate, probably a little too much.

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